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LINKS: Self-Publishing Resources

See Electronic Publishing Links for links to information on electronic and print-on-demand publishing.

APSS - The Association of Publishers for Special Sales
http://community.bookapss.org/
Formerly SPAN. Now run by Brian Jud, "The APSS mission is to become known as the premier source of information, education and help for publishers of high-quality content published in printed, electronic or audio form for sale to consumers, non-bookstore retailers and non-retail buyers.

Barnes and Noble Online Book Submission Form
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/help/cds2.asp?PID=8148
How to submit your book for distribution by Barnes and Noble.

The Book Designer, by Joel Friedlander
http://www.thebookdesigner.com
Though this blog is aimed more at the pro self-publisher, it's absolutely packed with information on all forms of self-publishing, subsidy publishing, print-on-demand and any other type of "DIY" publishing. If you're thinking of handling your book yourself, this is the place to start to find answers on what the best approach to DIY publishing would be for your specific project.

Book Marketing Update
http://www.bookmarket.com/index.html
Though designed primarily to promote products and publications, this site offers a number of free reports and services for the self-publisher.

BookWire
http://www.bookwire.com
Offers extensive links to book-related sites, including publishers, publicists, online bookstores, etc.

Business Owner's Toolkit
http://www.bizfilings.com/toolkit/index.aspx
Though not specifically aimed at publishers, this site offers a number of useful resources for the small business (particularly the retail business).

Calendar of Book Trade and Literary Events
http://www.literarymarketplace.com/lmp/us/resourcesOrgList.asp?ID=11

A Complete Guide to Publishing Your Own Book
https://www.stinkyinkshop.co.uk/book-publishing-guide/
This is exactly what it claims to be: A complete, and very useful, five-chapter guide to the various aspects of book publishing. It's a UK site so many of the info links are UK-focused (e.g., UK tax information), but don't let that stop you. Because it's a selection of links as well as a "book," it covers a lot of ground that isn't always addressed in other manuals on this topic.

Distributors and Wholesalers
http://www.midwestbookreview.com/bookbiz/distrib.htm

Fulfillment Companies
http://www.speakernetnews.com/post/fulfill.html
Find a company that can store, package and ship your books. An old article but still useful.

Independent Book Publishers Association
https://www.ibpa-online.org/
Organization for self-publishers and small presses.

ISBN User's Manual
http://isbn.org/about_ISBN_standard
Everything you need to know about using (and getting) ISBNs.

Judy Cullins' Book Coaching Blog
http://bookcoaching.com/
Lots of articles on book development and promotion.

Midwest Book Review: Writers Publishers (resources)
http://www.midwestbookreview.com/
A huge selection of links for publishers and self-publishers, including information and resource sites, advice, bookseller organizations, distributors, publicity and marketing -- and a list of links to submit your information to search engines.

Midwest Book Review: Advice for Publishers
http://www.midwestbookreview.com/bookbiz/advice/advice.htm

Publishing Basics Radio
http://www.wbjbradio.com
A PODCAST broadcast for self-publishers, "where weekly we help self-publishers navigate the self-publishing minefield." Includes a recent series of interviews with major POD publishers.

Publishing Central
http://www.publishingcentral.com/
Absolutely packed with resources: book reviewers, publishing tools, distributors, networking, more. (Formerly "Places for Publishers.")

Publishing Poynters
http://ParaPub.com/sites/para/resources/newsletter.cfm
Dan Poynter's Book Marketing Newsletter, available free by e-mail.

Self-Publishing Review
http://www.selfpublishingreview.com
"The aim of this site is to legitimize self-publishing – not just as a fallback plan, but as an avenue that’s increasingly necessary and useful in a competitive publishing industry."

Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN)
http://www.spawn.org
Offers a monthly newsletter, e-book store with writing-related books, and archives of back issues of newsletters with articles on writing, publishing and web topics.

Wisdom of a Chief Bottle Washer, by Natalie Thomas
http://www.murdermustadvertise.com/FAQ/DIYTips.html
Inside view of self-publishing.
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Recommended Reading


Book Formatting for Self-Publishers, a Comprehensive How-To Guide

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing

Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual

Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual Vol. 2

A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing - Everything You Need to Know About the Costs, Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing

Format YOUR Print Book with Createspace

Self Publishing Books 101: Helping You Get Published and Noticed!

Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook

Self-Publishing for Dummies

 

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